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Motor doesn't start

I have to start it up with a screw driver and it turns off all of a suden need help

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First check starter motor, relay

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

  • josh1111 Mar 09, 2009

    get it runnin?



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sounds like you have a bad starter solenoid.
Solenoids use low amps to close the circuit so the high amps can turn your starter motor.
that's why you can still start it with a screw driver. You are making the bridge and closing the circuit for the solenoid with the screw driver.
If this helps please give feed back
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